Dialup Connection Monitors Flashing = DRIVING ME NUTSO!!!

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Krelian

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Hi, 2 issues to run by ya today.

1. Is it possible to hide the two connection monitors for a dialup connection in the system tray? Maybe with a registry entry or program? The constant flashing is driving me nuts!

2. Ha, just kidding, only one issue. ;)
 
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do you mean the "Modem Status" taskbar item next to the clock on your taskbar? :D if so i can help
 

Krelian

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YES! that's the one.. the two flashing monitors that go...flash...flash...flashflash...flash...AHHHH MAKE IT STOP, SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!
 

flavallee

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Krelian:

When the 56K connection icon is flashing, it tells you that the connection is active and that data is being transferred, so it does have its good purpose. I wish Windows 98SE would allow the broadband connection icon to be displayed alongside the 56K connection icon just like Windows XP does.

By the way, I see that you only have 64 MB of RAM installed and are using Windows ME. You need to get more RAM installed. Windows ME and your other programs will be much happier with 256 MB.
 

Krelian

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I know what it means, it's just that I know when I'm connected anyway, and I have issues with the flashing, I can't concentrate on things when it flashes.

I am aware that my ram is pathetic, but this machine shipped with that much ram. I would upgrade, but I don't have the money. And yes, I know ram is cheap, but I've got finacial problems right now. I can bearly afford food. =P
 
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I know the answer to your problem, but I'm not at my computer right now so i'll have to post the answer when i get home. stupid school iMacs... Who the hell uses Apple computers in the real world? lol.
 
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good point. and Steve Jobs too. 3 more hours till i can go home and help you! think you can wait or will you go crazy before school is out and i go home to my non-Apple computer?
 
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okay...
go to Start --> Settings ---> Control Panels, then click on "Internet Options" click on the "Connections" tab. click on "Settings," then "Properties." click on the "Configure" button. click the "Options" tab, and at the bottom of the pop-up there should be a checkmark marked "Display modem status". Uncheck this. go to "ok" on all the boxes and close out of Control Panel. you're done!!!

if this didn't work or you're confused about something i said, don't hesitate to tell me :)
 

Steve-x8086

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Hey, I know what you mean but they offer more that just letting you know that you're connected. The Top-Left one indicated when you are receiving data and the Bottom-Right one will let you know when you are waiting for a reply. More details if you want.

As for an easy fix - just drag the taskbar down when you don't need it.

Steve-x8086
 

Krelian

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I'm aware of what each one means. Pulling the taskbar up and down is just a tad bit more annoying than the flashing lights, I use the taskbar constantly, there is no point at which I am not, I multitask. Also, hidding isn't something I can do, as I need to be able to see the taskbar at all times as well.
 
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